Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Magic Arena open beta review

Magic the Gathering Arena has emerged into open beta and is ready for general play. It’s a good way to play Magic if you previously played the game but find … Continue reading

October 14, 2018 · 6 Comments

Sometimes you can go back: a review of Bard’s Tale Trilogy

The original Bard’s Tale game was released in 1985 and challenged the player to take a party of adventurers out into the city of Skara Brae and save it from … Continue reading

October 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Bard’s Tale trilogy remastered

Remastering of old computer games seems to be the flavour of the month, and it’s a flavour I enjoy as an *ahem* older gamer. Latest on the list is the … Continue reading

August 12, 2018 · 3 Comments

Trogdor on Kickstarter

The latest board game to catch my eye on Kickstarter comes from the creator of Homestarrunner which I think you either get or you don’t. Trogdor the board game sees you … Continue reading

July 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

Iron Harvest on Kickstarter

I’ve long been a fan of Jakub Rozalski’s artwork, and I’m far from the only one. The recent Scythe boardgame was based on his work. Now his art and worldbuilding … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 4 Comments

Too soon to tell: A post-NDA review of Magic: the Gathering Arena

Overview I received my beta invitation to Magic: the Gathering Arena (MTGA) in February of 2018 and have been playing on and off since then. With the Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · 5 Comments

The Battle Royale returns

A couple of years ago now a fascinating project began in Civilization V. On a huge world map, 61 civs would battle it out for total world domination. The winner … Continue reading

February 10, 2018 · 4 Comments